To find: The overtime hours Helen works in a week.
Helen works 8 hours overtime in a week.
For an hour Helen earns $7.50 from her job.
For overtime working, more than 35 hours in a week, she is paid times of her salary.
Her gross pay for a week was $352.50.
Let x be the overtime hours.
Tabulate the given information algebraically.
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|Salary for overtime hours|
Model the equation for the above information as follows.
On further simplification,
Thus, Helen works 8 hours overtime in a week.
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